Many developers are worried about the compatibility of Silverlight with Metro-style applications. This project shows that those fears are overblown.
- By Michael Crump
WPF makes it very easy to load non-executable resources at run time -- including a complete UI in XAML. Here's how to leverage that functionality to create applications that you can customize without recompiling.
Eric Vogel covers how to use the Windows 8 local data storage APIs to cache application data.
By creating a UI that works well with both dark and light themes, your Windows Phone applications will stand out.
- By Nick Randolph
By responding to potential threats with thoughtfulness, and a zeal to add value, SQL and Big Data could be big business for Redmond.
- By Andrew J. Brust
When Brett was hired on as a senior analyst, he wasn't surprised to learn that the older platforms were built around Visual Basic 6 (VB6), which was no longer supported by Microsoft.
Learn how to implement the new sharing contracts in Windows 8 to distinguish your application.
With a little bit of code (along with a .NET interface and collection), you can integrate the properties on your classes with the .NET user interface controls to simplify your presentation layer.
Nick Randolph looks at how you can use a UriMapper to help structure your Windows Phone application.
- By Nick Randolph
In WPF and Silverlight,you can separate your UI logic into a set of Command classes that facilitate loose coupling, testable designs, and reusability.
Eric Vogel walks through a soup-to-nuts demo for building a Metro-style RSS reader.
Parser combinators are put to work in a real-life scenario as custom configurations are designed for neuro-optical scientific experiments in which optical tissue is stimulated and the results are recorded.
Visual Basic development in Visual Studio 11 offers asynchronous methods, iterators, call hierarchy, the Global keyword and Windows 8 Metro-based applications.
In addition to adding a new paradigm with Windows 8/Metro, Microsoft has upgraded its core development products; this comprehensive overview takes it all in.